YouTube might have finally figured out a way to keep creepy, exploitative videos away from children using the YouTube Kids app: Human curators.
An upcoming, technically-not-yet-confirmed new version of the app eliminates the algorithm that selects which videos show up for viewing. Instead, a team of actual humans will review content and handpick channels that are kid-friendly.
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The existence of this “whitelisted” YouTube Kids app is noted in a new BuzzFeed report, citing “a source familiar with YouTube’s plans.” The older, algorithm-powered version of the app will continue to exist as well; the human-curated release will complement it, offering parents an alternative. Read more…
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